College of Continuing Education News
With the 2014 mid-term elections just behind us and the 2016 presidential race starting to gain steam, voices on either side of the aisle are clamoring to be heard. And not necessarily the political aisle, either—the nation is locked in a battle where many religious groups say their freedoms are under threat by societal shifts, such as the federal health-care overhaul and same-sex marriage, while secular groups are warning that we cannot let the religious views of certain people impinge on the politics governing us all.
Entry Point Project courses offer the advantages of rigorous U of M concurrent enrollment courses to a group of students typically underrepresented and underserved by higher education.
For nearly three years now, Andy Sturdevant's MinnPost column The Stroll has taken readers on quite the tour--in and around the neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as out into suburbs both big and small (admit it, you've never heard of Nininger Township, either) for an illustrated tour of the world around us.
What happens when you take two successful authors (and LearningLife instructors) and put them in a room with an intrepid interviewer? Chaos? Hilarity? Thoughtful conversation? A Brit-Lit-slinging, metaphor-mixing steel-cage match?
c.c.e. times has a wide audience--noncredit and credit students, the general public, and faculty and staff--and, as such, we value many different types of story content: long, short, motivational, laudatory, newsy, you name it.
It wasn't long ago that things like smartphones and portable GPS devices were the stuff of uber-spy-legends like Mission Impossible, Inspector Gadget, and James Bond. But now, however, they are ubiquitous--you can slip more than 1,500 radio stations from all over the world in your pocket to take with you on your walk, or strap on a Garmin virtual running buddy no bigger than a wristwatch that will track your vital signs, chart your course, and offer you advice (or friendly competition) when you drift outside of your desired pace range.